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Request For Re-Review: Greenwich International Film Festival[edit]

First of all, I just wanted to thank you for your advice on how to better reflect the coverage and notability of the subject of my article.

I believe that the current re-submission of Draft: Greenwich International Film Festival does more to demonstrate the coverage of the event, and the fact that it is not an event which has not yet occurred – though the major festival is in June, multiple sources cited state that GIFF also hosts year-round events, which it has been doing (note the additional coverage of October 22nd's charity screening, for example.)

Please let me know if there is anything else that I can do to improve this article, as I believe that I've resolved the question of whether or not it is too soon.

Thanks again for your help, and overall service to this community.

Eckmann88 (talk) 02:51, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

@Eckmann88: Your article is in the queue and should be rereviewed in a few weeks. --Ahecht (TALK
) 14:27, 27 October 2014 (UTC)


Please check my article and if it's not reviewed please help me review it or give a step by step instruction on how to review it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alynaa (talkcontribs) 12:10, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

show by date template[edit]

In the Norwegian Cruise line articles, that was never the intended use for the show by date template. If you don't want something showing, then just comment it out. Bgwhite (talk) 05:54, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Reference Errors on 31 October[edit]

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Yes, I did a error, I was trying to deleted the gross text!



Hello, discussion about hinduism and ecology[edit]

Hello Ahect,

Am Samantha and contributor of the page - hinduism and ecology.

Thank you for editing my page. I have learnt that the article is considerd for deletion. If the wiki norms are sure about this, I have no issues. The same can be done:

However I just wanted to confirm that the article is not a copy paste or an essay. I have written it with lot of care referring to lot of books.

Similarly when it comes to the synth part, I clearly mentioned in the second para of introduction that the article's objective is not to be judgemental and conclusive. It was also mentioned in the third part that further research is needed. If it is needed, I will highlight this aspect of the artcle.

There are couple of books and articles on the concept " hinduism and ecology" but they are more on philosophical level, the emphasis of this article was on practising religion - which too was mentioned in the intro and therefore I chose those associations.

For example, the temple site is built on geographically important locations that have a river, hill and jungle - is accepted my many scholars. So taking this as a thumb rule, if I go ahead and cross check the features of some temples, would it become a synth? I have added those citations only as a proof that, those features exist there or to verify some of the claims I have written about the temple sites.

apart from this, is it not possible to delete only the sections that violate, instead of the whole artcle.

Samantha tamma (talk) 12:31, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

@Samantha tamma: This is being discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hinduism and Ecology. —Ahecht (TALK
) 17:04, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello Ahect, While am trying to understand synth and OR, eye, can you please tell me what copyright violations have I done. I understand that the article can be deleted any time, but just to continu

the learning - would be happy if you can tell me more about the copyright violation part of it.

Will do a better job next time. Thanx :) Samantha tamma (talk) 16:13, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Draft:Ambo University[edit]

Dear Ahecht,

Ohh sorry I thought, it is possible to put the university information on Wikipedia simply. I didn't know you guys have such a restriction as even any one can edit later on. :-) Anyhow I will try to write later on about this university on my own words. But now I am very busy on my normal carrier. Therefore, you might remove for the time being if necessary. With best regards

Desta — Preceding unsigned comment added by Desta Milkessa (talkcontribs) 22:02, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

deletion of article Atmaprajnananda Saraswati[edit]

as your team said i gave all the necessary citations of subject's notability. But still without any verification you delete it. can you please go through it twice. It's a request. --Stallion444 15:10, 10 November 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stallion444 (talkcontribs)

@Stallion444: The two sources you added since the last rejection were an interview with the subject and an article that quotes a paragraph from of the subjects books but doesn't say anything about the subject. To show notability, you need sources that talk about the subject, not just ones that quote her. --Ahecht (TALK
) 17:47, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

The Decathlon[edit]

Thanks for your helpful suggestions regarding the recent submission about The Wall Street Decathlon. I will update the draft as per your instructions and resubmit shortly. In the interim, have a good evening. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:48, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Revision of the page: Delete Skype History (software)[edit]

Seanwud (talk) 18:15, 11 November 2014 (UTC) Hi Ahecht, today you marked my first wiki page Delete_Skype_History_(software) for deletion. As far as I understand the reason is that it contained references to the program web-site. I've removed the reference in the article body. Is it Ok now or I should review something in addiotion?

@Seanwud:That wasn't the reason it was nominated. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Delete Skype History (software) for more information. Your article didn't establish the notability of the software, which must be done by providing references to significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject of the article. —Ahecht (TALK
) 18:40, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
@Ahecht:Thanks for pointing me to the real reason. I've created the article as the programs have a big number of thankful users who want to recommend the applications to others. I've reviewed similar articles at Wikipedia and don't fully understand why you consider our software is less notable. The programs offer unique features (that no other software does) and, in deed and not in name, sometimes save our customers in very delicate situations. Probably you haven't found many relaible external references as the program name contains normal English words and there are many discussions on Internet using these words. Independent software reviews have been published on industry-influencing web-sites, e.g., [1] and we expect several others soon. Therefore I want to ask you to leave the article for a couple of weeks and then reevaluate the software significance. - Seanwud (talk) 19:29, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
@Seanwud: Softpedia is not an independent source, it's user-generated content, as they simply publish whatever the submitter of the software writes (I know, I have my own software published there). Your article needs to show what other people are saying about your software, not what the software publisher says about it. --Ahecht (TALK
) 20:22, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
@Ahecht:In general, you are right about submitter's content at softpedia. But I would never point you to such article if I said the independent editor (Mihaela Citea) wrote the review. And be sure we didn't request the overview. Examples of our descriptions are [2] and [3]. If you like, I will collect a list of independent overviews for your convenience. And if the programs help users to resolve their particular needs, i.e., protect their privacy, why don't give the uses a chance to read the article (written in a neutral language without any promotion voice) and supplement it with their opinions? Seanwud (talk) 21:33, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Cambiar el nombre de usuario[edit]

I wish to usurp username ahecht at es Wikipedia for SUL. --Ahecht (TALK
) 21:48, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi, see usurp request. Greetings Hprmedina (talk) 17:47, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

quires about the declining of article of interference of biological sociological and psychological actiity[edit]

Hello, Sir I want to ask some questions from you about the declining of article that I can also give the references to my article from the books of well known phillosophers of ancient times like Cant Bergsant and another but I did not know their publishing history and did not know how to cite thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hamid bin qasim (talkcontribs) 12:29, 15 November 2014‎

@Hamid bin qasim: All statements in your article should cite a source. You can get instructions on how to cite sources at WP:REFBEGIN. If you need publishing information on a book, you can usually find it at Google Books or Amazon. However, you must make sure that the books are specifically talking about "interference of biological psychological and sociological activities in fighting activity" and that you aren't writing a synthesis of published sources. In addition, you need to edit your submission to correct the grammar, capitalization, etc, and it needs to be broken into paragraphs and have a proper introduction to provide context for those not familiar with the subject. --Ahecht (TALK
) 15:51, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

{15:39:06, 17 November 2014 request for review by AmarnathManju}[edit]

Thank you very much for all your help. Really appreciate it. I have made the changes and re-submitted the draft. Just wanted to clarify if it is okay to link to other articles in Wikipedia via Wikilinks feature. If so could you please explain how to use this feature - your explanation makes it very easy!  :) Thank you once again! — Preceding unsigned comment added by AmarnathManju (talkcontribs) 18:19, 17 November 2014‎

@AmarnathManju: To make a wikilink, use the name of the article in your text and surround it with double brackets. For example, if you wanted to link to the article on Calcutta, you would type [[Calcutta]]. If the link you have created shows up in red, it means that the name in brackets doesn't exactly match an existing article title (and capitalization matters). --Ahecht (TALK
) 18:37, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Help with Robert A Needham page[edit]

Hi Ahecht! I appreciate your input on the page I'm creating for Robert A. Needham. I saw you noticed a discrepancy about not using the proper citation for content derived from the book Collaborative Commonwealth. I was wondering if you could give me some input on what was the potential copyright infringement in the draft for the page and if it's a direct quote or should be paraphrased. Also, I grabbed content from the About the Author section and was wondering if I have to cite that or since it's from Robert's bio not cite it. Thank you so much for your time!

Alexprplus (talk) 18:32, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

@Alexprplus: The issue wasn't improper citation, the issue was that you either copied or closely paraphrased from a copyrighted source, which is a violation of Wikipedia's copyright policy. All text in your article must be written in your own words (not just copied or closely paraphrased) AND should include a citation for where the information came from. Even if you cite your source, you still must use your own words. See WP:COPYVIO and WP:PARAPHRASE for more info. --Ahecht (TALK
) 18:37, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for responding so quickly! So I'm not supposed to use quotes at all? I'm a little confused because I see quotes on other Wikipedia pages. Are you only allowed to use direct quotes from what people say then? Like in interviews? Thanks! Also, were using what Robert wrote on his Wikipedia page and I figured that would be okay to cite from the author his own content for his Wikipedia page. So it's still copyright infringement if we use content from the person we're creating a Wikipedia page for?

Alexprplus (talk) 18:46, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

@Alexprplus: Direct quotes can be used in certain limited situations, such as quoting a few words from a review of a book, but they must be indicated as a direct quote and in quotation marks. However, Wikipedia is not a newspaper, and direct quotes from primary sources have very limited use. See WP:QUOTE and MOS:QUOTE. --Ahecht (TALK
) 19:33, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

I see! Thanks!

Alexprplus (talk) 19:41, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

20:41:46, 17 November 2014 review of submission by[edit] (talk) 20:41, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

@ The entire "Biography" section didn't reference any sources. See WP:REFBEGIN for more info. --Ahecht (TALK
) 21:34, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

draft:Avatar (Avatar album)[edit]

Dear Ahecht,

I noticed that my article was refused, in order to mention more reliable sources. But, as a proud fan of Avatar (Swedish band) since 2008, I know all the information I detailed was exact, true, genuine. I was only unable to find some good sources to prove you and the rest of the viewers that these infos weren't false. The band wasn't really known when this album came out, and good sources would be found in the search engines' suggestions of Sweden regions (where the band is coming from). If you could give me a little help about, I would sincerely appreciate it. Regards,

Gabriel Patrick Cabana (talk) 00:16, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

@Gabriel Patrick Cabana: Unfortunately, the standard on wikipedia is that information be verifiable, not that it be true. Because Wikipedia can be edited by anybody, and anyone can add or change information anonymously, people that use Wikipedia need to be able to see where the information came from to verify that it is correct. However, assuming that you can understand the Swedish sources and that no English-language sources can be found, you can cite Swedish sources. See Wikipedia:Verifiability#Non-English_sources for more info. --Ahecht (TALK
) 03:26, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Ahecht. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

       Sent via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Request for re-review : Simon Montague Russell[edit]

Thanks for your quick review and feedback. I've made the updates required and resubmitted. I was wondering if we could make the title Simon Russell (actor) rather than Simon Montague Russell?

Thanks again

M77m (talk) 03:44, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

@M77m: You can move it yourself to the new name. Click on "More" in the upper right and choose "Move". --Ahecht (TALK
) 14:46, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
@Ahecht: Thanks again for the response but there is no "More" in the upper right of any page I can find? I'll keep looking but some further info would be great. Thanks.

M77m (talk) 11:16, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done @M77m: Sorry, it's been a while since I was a new user, I guess you have to be WP:AUTOCONFIRMed to move pages. I'll take care of it. —Ahecht (TALK
) 14:47, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

External links[edit]

Hello! Thank you for your feedback on my article. I was just wondering: you mentioned I would have to remove external links. Apart from references, I don't really have too many external links. What should I do?

Thank you!

Looking forward to your guidance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 478 58m (talkcontribs) 10:09, 19 November 2014‎

@478 58m: I still see several external links. External links will have a Icon External Link.png icon next to them -- there should be no Icon External Link.pngs in the body of your article. --Ahecht (TALK
) 15:11, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

The Orchard School[edit]

Good Morning! First of all, thanks so much for your help!! I really appreciate it. I thought my least submission yesterday met all of the guidelines, but I'm clearly doing something wrong. Below is what I wrote:

'The Orchard School is a private, independent school in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America. It was founded in 1922.

It is located at 615 W. 64th Street, near Holliday Park. It has Preschool through Grade 8 and enrolls 600 students a year.

Is that okay? Thank you!

Good Morning! First of all, thank you for your help!! I really appreciate it. I thought my last submission would be okay, but it was rejected. Can you help me, please? I wrote something like the following:

The Orchard School is a private, independent school in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was founded in 1922. It is a Preschool through Grade 8 school that enrolls 600 students a year.

For more on The Orchard School, you can read the book, The Path Well Chosen. You can also go to

Thanks so much! Grodecap (talk) 14:46, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

@Grodecap: That's fine from a copyright standpoint, but from a content standpoint I don't see any evidence of what Wikipedia calls notability. All Wikipedia articles must be about subjects that are notable, and for a K-8 school this must be demonstrated by meeting the standards of WP:ORG or WP:GNG with citations to significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject of the article. --Ahecht (TALK

) 15:11, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the quick response! I added a link to a book that was written about the school. I also added a link to the school's website. Is it okay now? Should I take off the website and just leave the link to the book? Thanks again for your help. Grodecap (talk) 15:22, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

@Grodecap: Please see WP:REFBEGIN for the proper way to cite websites and books. It's fine to include the official website as a reference to verify information, but it doesn't indicate notability. "The Path Well Chosen", while also a good source to verify information, was published by the "Orchard School Foundation" and is therefore not independent of the subject and doesn't indicate notability. In order to show notability, you have to cite what other people are saying about the school, not what the school says about itself. --Ahecht (TALK
) 16:51, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Draft:Eoin Mcnamee (Irish Republican)[edit]

Hi - Im a new contributor and Im having problems understanding exactly how to cite a online newspaper article. Ive inserted the reference for the above article but still get an error message. I appreciate any help/fix you might offer, you have my permission to correct any errors. Thanks. Palisades1 16:36, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

@Palisades1: I cleaned up the code of the draft a bit. You just need to put <ref> before your reference and </ref> after it, not <ref><ref> and </ref></ref>. You also should put the reference in the part of the article's text where you want the footnote to appear, not at the top of the article. Everything between the <ref> and </ref> tags will show up automatically in the "References" section and a link to the reference will automatically appear in the text. However, I removed the reference you added entirely because the linked article had nothing to do with Mcnamee. --Ahecht (TALK
) 17:53, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

The Orchard School[edit]

The Orchard School is a private, independent, progressive school in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America. It was founded in 1922. It is a Preschool through Grade 8 school that enrolls 600 students a year.

The Orchard School is accredited by ISACS, or the Independent Schools of the Central States.[1]Grodecap (talk) 21:04, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Please read through WP:ORG and WP:GNG that I pointed you to before. A listing from an accreditation agency is considered routine coverage and is not considered to be an indication of notability. I very much doubt that this school is notable enough for its own Wikipedia page (most schools with grades below High School are not notable), although it might be worth a mention in the Washington Township, Marion County, Indiana article per WP:SCHOOLOUTCOMES. --Ahecht (TALK
) 21:38, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Eoin McNamee reference[edit]

Thanks for helping out on my first posting. I understand the reference process and will use that format in the future. I did open the link for the Irish Echo newspaper article and McNamee's time in Chicago and his activities are mentioned in the 7th paragraph. Palisades1 20:20, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

@Palisades1: I was referring to the reference about Rupert Murdoch. The Irish Echo reference is fine and I left it in the article, but I removed the reference to,14173,1601858,00.html which seemed unrelated. --Ahecht (TALK
) 21:15, 19 November 2014 (UTC)